Bernhard ScullyAssistant Professor of Horn
Northwestern University, B.M.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.M.
Bernhard Scully joined the School of Music faculty in fall 2010 and is now Assistant Professor of Horn. Prof. Scully is former principal horn of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He was been featured as a soloist with the SPCO on many occasions including in Benjamin Brittenís Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, and in Richard Strauss' Concerto No. 2 for Horn and Orchestra.
Previous to the SPCO, Bernhard was the horn player of the Canadian Brass. During his time with this quintet, he performed in 16 countries, on three separate continents, and recorded four CDs, as well as a top-ranked music video. With the group he performed in the worldís finest concert halls, sharing the stage and soloing with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony. Since his departure in 2007, he has been fortunate to return and play with them on numerous occasions.
Bernhard has been invited to be a guest artist at many workshops and conventions, where he has given lectures, master classes, and performed as a soloist. In 2008, he was featured as a soloist with the Colorado Symphony in Lee Actorís Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, which received much critical acclaim. He has been recorded as a soloist for Hal Leonard Publishingís ìThe G. Schirmer Horn Collection,î which includes much of the standard literature for horn and piano and is available in sheet music stores and online. He performed Gunther Schullerís Quintet for Horn and Strings with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota in 2009 with composer conducting.
In 2009 Bernhard became the first classical brass player to win Minnesotaís prestigious McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship. He received the Distinguished Music Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 for outstanding artistry. Bernhard has received awards from organizations such as the WAMSO Competition, National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, Evergreen Society of Minnesota, and the Schubert Club.
Bernhard received his undergraduate degree with honors at Northwestern University, studying with Gail Williams and Roland Pandolfi. He received his master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a Paul Collins Distinguished Fellow, studying with Douglas Hill. He did further studies with Kendall Betts, in Germany with Hermann Baumann, and in Norway with Froydis Ree Werkre. In Madison, he won the student concerto competition with Rheinhold Gliereís Concerto for Horn in B-flat, and performed as a member of the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. He also was a founding member of the Contrapunctus Brass Trio, a group that has done outreach work to help under-funded school music programs.
A passionate teacher, Bernhard has been on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West, and has taught at the Eastman School of Music. He has given master classes to thousands of students across the world through his travels with the Canadian Brass. He has been part of the Kendall Betts Horn Camp in Littleton, NH since its inception in 1995. He teaches and performs alongside the Prairie Winds Woodwind Quintet at the Madeline Island Music Camp in WI, and he is on the faculty of the Raphael Mendez Brass Institute.
He and his wife Sarah are proud parents of their daughters Eleanor, Abigail and Maddie. They enjoy family time together, and playing with their Maine Coon cat, Sibelius.